Published on March 10th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe7
Reader Question: What to Do with Needlecraft Supplies
A reader wrote in not long ago wondering about where she could donate some gently used needlecraft supplies she’d inherited, since she wasn’t a needlecrafter herself.
Even if you don’t do needlecrafts yourself, you can use those old supplies in other craft projects. Embroidery thread, for example, is handy in projects that call for baker’s twine (but don’t use embroidery thread in cooking, since the dyes may not be food safe). You can also use it in collages or anywhere that thick thread would come in handy, like repairing an umbrella. Those embroidery hoops are also super useful, even if needlecraft isn’t your thing. Check out these fun ways to reuse an embroidery hoop!
Of course, even if you do stash away or reuse some of your needlecraft supplies, you might still have a surplus that’s begging to be donated. There are a few places that come to mind in terms of donating needlecraft supplies:
- Local schools
- Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.
- Your local Creative Reuse center (you can check out our post on creative reuse centers for more info)
- A non-profit like Rittenhouse Needlepoint or Fine Cell Work
I’d love to hear from you guys, too! What other interesting ways have you seen to reuse needlecraft supplies, and where have you donated them in the past?